23rd March, 2008, Sunday
Chaitra Krishna Dvitiya, Vikram Samvat 2064, Ravivar
In harming others, one harms himself, and by doing what is beneficial to others, one is benefited, this is a rule.
Relations with the world are subject to an conditioned by obligations. To be relieved of these obligations, one must serve all and not desire anything from anyone.
It is extremely essential that a spiritual aspirant who wants to realize God (either with attributes or without attributes), he must be devoted to the service and welfare of all (beings).
A spiritual aspirant lives in the world, only for serving others, not for his own pleasure.
Those that are engaged in serving God, with a pure heart and true faith, through them, all of mankind is served, because at the root of all is only God.
A spiritual aspirant must bare even the worst of worst pains and difficulties that come his way, but he must not bare or tolerate even a tiny bit of pain and sorrow that falls upon others.
By wishing to bring happiness to others, one loses his own desire for happiness for himself.
Let there not be even the slightest bit of pain and suffering on anyone. This feeling and expression within is a great worship.
From “Drops of Nectar” in Hindi pg 108, in English pg 81 by Swami Ramsukhdasji
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